So finally after saving and building and saving and building some more I have arrived at a good "base" to post for what I consider complete!! I went with a $35 cheapo case in fall of last year because I didn't see anything I liked.....until I was directed to the Corsair Crystal Series 460X and 570X.......I had a hard time deciding between the two but I suck with cable management, the honey comb grills on the 570X don't look as proper as the 460X's and the cheaper price didn't hurt!! I also really prefer compact cases! From the start in the fall I knew I wanted all white.....Graphics card was what I could afford but I at least got the 6GB model for video editing and I'm sure some games like the extra VRAM. Wildlands easily goes over 5GB's on Ultra and FiveM hits 4.8GB's easily...3GB's feels so....7xx series!!......in the future I'd love to snag a Galax 1070Ti all white (as seen on Tech Deals YT channel).
Ryzen 5 1600 was a compromise over a Ryzen 7 1700X......with college, money was / is tight but the Ryzen 1600 OC'd to 3.95GHz in a pinch (currently sitting at 3.91GHz at 1.35volts) and my MSI B350M Mortar Arctic is beautiful....I only wish MSI put the full heat sink on the top VRM's like they do on the ATX version of this board.....The Deepcool CAPTAIN 240EX in white is a great AIO! I really love it. I wish I grabbed the version with the white AIO body since I use ML120 Pro WHITE LED's anyways but oh well. For RAM, I actually have three white 8GB Crucial Ballistix Sport LT modules with one Ballistix Elite 4GB at 3000MHz....dumb....trust me, it looks funny, timings are different and it gets in the way of my top mounted radiator which means I actually have the radiator mounted closest to the glass via two screws on opposite corners through the top grills because the Elite module gets in the way and I'm too stubborn to give up RAM capacity at the moment! Not to worry! The 4GB model will likely be given to my little sister for her computer build and I'll have a full 32GB set of white crucial RAM! Able to run dual channel at 2400MHz, with 3 modules I had a lot of trouble with 2666MHz to the point where it wouldn't post and I'd have to remove everything so I'll stick with 2400MHz for now :D
ML120 Pro LED White's because I love them and they move air through my radiator like a champ. One SP120 LED White in the rear at a slow rate to help any extra hot air escape and the stock SP120 RGB's in front. Right now all I have are SSD's.....I repurposed them from external enclosure duty when I used them to edit video on my MacBook Pro. The PSU is a Seasonic and thank God for modular PSU's! Although I plan on some white cable mod extensions later. My 25" LG 21:9 Monitor is great, only have one but I will be grabbing another one at some point....keyboard is very....basic...but got it for free! I use an Xbox One controller for select games coming from a console and my mouse is very nice for the price!
I guess that is it! If I can get the photo's up please check them out and do ask any and all questions! Would love to answer any questions and discuss! Thanks!
(NOTE: Some of the photos are a day old so you'll see an SP120 next to an ML120 on the radiator as my additional ML120 arrive a few hours ago! I also got rid of the AF120 and move the SP120 to the rear to run at low speed exhaust but with similar airflow and my rig stays REALLY cool!)
EDIT: 06/19/18 I received my 1700X in the mail! I have wanted to build my dad and sister a family PC because I wanted to move up to 8 cores but have a good Ryzen 1600. My sister is artsy and her cheap laptops can't handle her drawing tablet and photoshop. The one time I wish I had a cheap GPU lying around or an iGPU -_-. Anyways, the 1700X hit 3.85GHz at 1.35volts easy, I haven't tried to push it farther as the 20ºC temp offset had me adjusting fan curves way too long. It seems like a pretty good chip, even if I can't hit 4.0 or 3.95 or even 3.9GHz I am only losing a little bit of clock speed for an additional 2 cores / 4 threads. Recording with OBS on the 1600 was easy but recrding on the 1700X is trivial now which makes gaming nicer!